Fast short wide angle lens for L-Mount cameras..
[Older material, but still relevant]. Shift lens performance of Nikon/Canon/Schneider/Olympus on various cameras..
Canon’s compact high-performance 24mm prime..
Fast constant-aperture ultrawide zoom..
Sigma’s fast an flexible moderate super telephoto..
Tilt/Shift by Schneider for Canon and Nikon and other brands..
Nikon’s High Performance Moderately-Priced 50mm..
State of the art design in a fast 24mm lens. Includes full-resolution images at f/1.4..
Extreme wide angle zoom..
State of the art design in a fast 85mm lens..
Comparing the 16-35mm f/2.8L II to most of Canon’s wide angle prime lenses. Optical performance, ergonomics, focus, build quality..
Exploring the 16mm fisheye for landscape photography, and correcting fisheye distortion..
Increasing Depth of Field by means other than stopping down..
Examples of Focus Stacking..
100 megapixels in a portable package!.
How does Hasselblad’s 3rd generation medium format entry measure up?.
How does Leica’s medium format entry measure up in ergonomics, image quality, etc?.
Examples and comparison from the various lenses.
Highest performing 25mm from Zeiss ever..
Ultra high performance in an extreme wild wide angle lens..
A brilliant, but also colorful character..
Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .
Ultra high performance with a fast aperture..
A gem with unusual close-focus..
An artist’s drawing tool..
Versatility in a “normal” lens and macro too!.
King of bokeh! Corner-to-corner sharpness, world class..
Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.com..
Zeiss ZF.2 and Zeiss ZE Lenses For Canon and Nikon.
Fast and gorgeous moderate wide angle Zeiss design..
Fast high performance normal lens of Zeiss design..
Outstanding fast wide angle, DSLR optical design..
Ultra high speed native-mount moderate wide angle..
Fast high performance manual focus wide angle..
Fast extreme wide angle zoom..
Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..
Beautiful bokeh, long reach fast speed, compact lens..
A macro lens with high performance..
Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.
Short telephoto macro lens..
Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..
Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..
Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..
Manual focus telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless..
Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Shooting + post processing tips with high-res examples..
28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..
Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons..
24-megapixel fixed lens compact full-frame..
Leica’s widest prime lens..
Leica’s fast wide angle..
Leica’s best-performing 24mm, and with a flat field..
Leica’s superlative and most natural lens for the M..
World’s fastest 50mm full-frame lens..
High performance but flawed 50mm normal lens..
Fast and ultra high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2021-12-21 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon Aperture Series: Tenaya Canyon Creekbed Pool (Leica SL2)
2021-12-21 Leica 28mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL Examples: Tenaya Canyon (Leica SL2)
2021-12-21 Leica 28mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL Aperture Series: Tenaya Canyon Above Pywiack Falls (Leica SL2)
2021-12-20 Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH Aperture Series: Tenaya Canyon Creekbed (Leica SL2)
2021-12-19 Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH Aperture Series: Tenaya Canyon (Leica SL2)
2021-12-18 Leica 28mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL Examples: Tenaya Canyon (Leica SL2)
2021-12-13 In Praise of Digital vs Film (UPDATED, v3)
2021-10-17 Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Aperture Series: Blue Water among Orange Streambed Boulders, Tenaya Canyon (Sony A1)
2021-10-14 Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Aperture Series: Colorful Autumn Forest, Tenaya Canyon Streamside (Sony A1)
2021-09-21 Forest Fire Smoke Plagues the Eastern Sierra and Yosemite
2021-09-12 Alternative to Closed California National Forests: Yosemite Day Pass System
2021-09-01 National Forest Service Closes All Southwest Region National Forests in California
2020-10-03 Some California National Forests Have Reopened, Including Inyo National Forest (Yosemite, White Mountains, Eastern Sierra)
2020-09-30 Forest Fires: Many California National Forests remain Closed Through October 8 Including Eastern Sierra, White Mountains, Yosemite High Country
2019-11-07 Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Examples: Eastern Sierra, Yosemite and Twenty Lakes Basin
2019-10-28 Found a new Top-Flight Shooting Location in Yosemite
2019-09-05 Voigtlander FE Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical Aperture Series: Aperture Series: Pothole Dome, Granite Foreground to Peaks
2019-08-24 Fujifilm GFX100 Focus Stacking in Tuolumne Grove, Yosemite
2019-06-11 Yosemite: Hwy 120 / Tioga Pass Road Status
2018-09-19 Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Tenaya Canyon Pool
2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 E Examples: Rock Creek and Yosemite
2018-08-13 Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Arrived
2018-07-26 The Ferguson Fire near Yosemite Valley: Save your Lungs and Your Health if Traveling in California, But Applies to Much More than Smoke
2018-07-10 Attention Allergy/Asthma Sufferers: Extreme Pollen Levels in Eastern Sierra Nevada / Yosemite at 8500 Ft on up to 10,600' and Higher
2018-06-24 Working in the Field in Eastern Sierra
2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Examples: Yosemite High Country (Nikon D850)
2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Stunted Aspen, Last Light on Granite Bowl (Nikon D850)
2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Large Boulder, Waterfall, Last Light on Canyon Ridge (Nikon D850)
2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Aspens and Firs, Lingering Snow (Nikon D850)
2017-10-16 Travel Advisory Update: Eastern Sierra, Owens Valley, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Awful for Photography
2017-10-15 Travel Advisory: Smoke from Sonoma Fire in Yosemite, Eastern Sierra, Owens Valley, Mono Lake Areas
2017-08-14 East Side of Yosemite Choked with Smoke, but to the South it is Clear (Update: Fire Out)
2017-08-02 Overview of Yosemite Valley for New Visitors
2017-07-03 4th (Leica M10 at Saddlebag Lake)
2017-06-06 Sierra Melt: Grant Lake Overflows, Brings Hope for Mono Lake Water Level
2017-05-30 Sierra Snowpack, Hwy 120 Status
2016-11-21 3-Way Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 vs Nikon 85/1.4G (Snowy Spur of Mt Conness, Nikon D810)
2016-10-21 Late October Photo Tour in Yosemite or Eastern Sierra
2016-10-15 Why Lens Performance Matters for Focus Stacking
2016-10-14 Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art for a 160-megapixel Panorama: Oneida Lake
2016-09-23 September/October Photo Tour on Focus Stacking (or Other Things), Yosemite Area
2016-09-10 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Examples in Eastern Sierra
2016-09-02 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Examples at Close Range
2016-08-09 August Photo Tour on Focus Stacking, Yosemite Area
2016-07-05 Panoramas with the iPhone
2016-06-28 Panoramas with the iPhone
2016-06-02 Early June 2016 Photo Tour in Yosemite High Country (or White Mountains)
2016-05-31 Early June 2016 Photo Tour in Yosemite High Country (or White Mountains)
2016-04-28 2016 Photo Tours in Yosemite High Country and/or White Mountains
2015-10-31 Warm and Sunny Follows Cold Snow: Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon on Canon 5DS R in Lundy Canyon
2015-10-30 Yosemite Snowstorm: the Day After
2015-10-27 Late Fall Photo Tour for one person
2015-10-06 Back from Mountains Trip
2015-09-30 Still Shooting in Mountains
2015-09-24 Heading to the Mountains
2015-09-21 Photo Tour: Fall Color
2015-09-01 Photo Tours: Fall Color, Late Fall, Custom
2015-08-16 Smoke Plume over Mt Gibbs (Walker Fire)
2015-06-26 Back From Mountains Unexpectedly Early Due to Forest Fires
2015-05-24 Opening for June 1/2/3 Photo Tour
2015-05-16 Late May / Early June and Late June Photo Tours in Yosemite High Country and/or White Mountains
2014-11-11 Sony Firmware Updater: a Security Risk
2014-11-03 Yet Another OS X Yosemite Issue: Hard-Clipped Blacks in Lightroom (and Safari)
2014-11-03 Log Cabin Mine
2014-10-31 Last Light
2014-10-23 Zeiss Loxia 35/2 on the Sony A7R
2014-10-20 Caution for Professionals on OS X Yosemite
2014-10-10 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: More Field Examples
2014-10-03 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Surreal Bristlecones
2014-10-01 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Brilliance and 3D Feel
2014-09-30 Returning from Trip
2014-09-17 To the Mountains
2014-08-16 Wrapping up Field Shooting
2014-07-28 YAYF: Yet Another Yosemite Fire
2014-06-15 Up in the Mountains
2014-06-11 Heading to Yosemite and White Mountains: Open Slots for Photo Tours, and Gear List
2014-06-03 Tilt Shift Field Workshop June 12
2014-05-26 Tilt Shift Field Workshops
2014-04-30 Wide Aperture and Sharpness Workshop with Zeiss APO Lenses For Participants
2014-04-19 Diglloyd Photo Tours with Zeiss APO Lenses For Participants
2014-04-03 Diglloyd Photo Tours in June, August, September
2014-02-18 Brook Trout Spawning
2014-01-25 Yosemite Fire Followup
2013-10-22 Brook Trout Spawning
2013-09-07 Yosemite Rim Fire: Tioga Pass Resort Closes Early (Sept 15)
2013-08-29 Back Home, Through and Past the Smoke (Yosemite Rim Fire Detour)
2013-08-18 Atop the Marmot Lookout at 12,800'
2013-08-16 Traveling (Mountains)
2013-08-04 Leica 50/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH vs 50/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH: Orange Bark Pine, Yosemite (Leica M240)
2013-07-30 Paragliding Over the Sierra
2013-07-26 Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH: Glacial Erratics and Focus Placement (Leica M Typ 240)
2013-07-17 Ricoh GR: Examples at Tioga Pass Resort
2013-07-17 More Examples from the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S Varifocal Super Tele (Canon 5D Mark III)
2013-07-17 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Tuolumne River Aperture Series (Leica M Typ 240)
2013-07-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Glacial Erratics in Tuolumne River (Nikon D800E)
2013-07-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Glacial Erratics in Meadow (Nikon D800E)
2013-06-30 Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 on X-E1
2013-06-28 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH vs 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH
2013-06-17 Ricoh GR Digital Night Shooting
2013-06-17 Leica M Typ 240: Night-time Photography
2013-06-11 Yosemite Spring Photo Tour — 1 Client
2013-05-18 Tioga Pass in Yosemite Is Open
2013-04-25 Sonora Pass through the Sierra Nevada is Now Open
2013-04-22 Tioga Pass in Yosemite Might Open around May 11
2013-02-26 Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 rc1 on Fuji X Files
2012-10-21 Olympus 75mm f/1.8 ED Examples (Yosemite)
2012-10-14 Sigma DP1 Merrill Examples — Yosemite, White Mountains, Various, San Francisco
2012-07-19 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon Outdoor Portrait Examples
2012-07-18 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Field Curvature Study (Yosemite, Tioga)
2012-07-13 Nikon D800E + Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples
2012-07-01 Back from Yosemite
2012-06-23 Off to Yosemite for some Zeiss and Nikon and Canon Work (and Cycling)
2012-06-16 Photo Tour— Yosemite High Country
2012-06-05 Photo Tours— Yosemite High Country and/or Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
2012-05-05 Nikon D800 and Infrared
2012-05-04 Yosemite Hwy 120 Tioga Pass Will Open Monday May 7, 2012
2012-01-10 Yosemite Hwy 120 Tioga Pass is OPEN with NO SNOW — Ice Skate in a T-Shirt! Latest since 1933
2011-12-06 Fuji X100: Yosemite Controlled Burn
2011-12-05 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples Added
2011-08-02 Two September Photo Tours: Yosemite High Country and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
2011-07-18 Zeiss ZF.2 35mm f/1.4 Distagon on Nikon D3x
2011-07-17 Is the Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH a Fast Lens or a Landscape Lens?
2011-07-13 Back From Yosemite / White Mountains Trip
2011-07-05 Away to Yosemite
2011-06-29 Photo Tour to Yosemite July 5/6/7
2011-06-10 Photo Tours This Summer
2011-05-16 2011 Photo Tours To Yosemite — Update
2011-04-23 June 2011 Photo Tour to Yosemite and White Mountains
2010-12-23 New examples with Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar
2010-10-25 Leica S2 review updated
2010-10-21 Yosemite with Leica S2 and Leica M9
2010-10-15 Yosemite with Leica S and Leica M
2010-10-11 Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G review updated — full apertures series at Lembert Dome in Yosemite
2010-10-05 Back from Yosemite (Hasselblad H4D, Leica M9, Nikon 85/1.4G)
2010-06-18 Yosemite gusher
2010-06-14 Back from Yosemite / White Mountains
2010-06-04 Crane Flat to Tioga Pass eg Hwy 120 open June 6 in Yosemite
2010-05-25 Yosemite and White Mountains
2010-05-21 Yosemite — plowing Highway 120 for the spring opening
2010-02-08 New samples with D3x for Zeiss ZF21/2.8, 28/2, 35/2 Distagons
2010-02-06 Zeiss ZF / Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4 Planar as a lens for landscape
2009-10-06 Climbing Mt Dana in Yosemite
2009-10-05 Back from Yosemite high country — snowstorm!
2009-10-01 Off to Yosemite high country
2009-06-30 Yosemite imagery
2009-06-28 Back from Yosemite
2009-06-25 More Yosemite June 26-28
2009-06-23 Back from Yosemite tour
2009-06-20 Off to Yosemite tour
2009-06-03 Infrared in Yosemite, Stitched
2009-05-31 Back from adventures
2009-05-20 Photo tour — Yosemite and White Mountains
2008-10-09 Visit the High Country of Yosemite in October
2007-10-16 The Real Feel of Yosemite
2007-10-15 Climbing Yosemite’s Mt Dana
2007-10-14 Back from Yosemite
2006-10-31 Waxing autumn in Yosemite